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OCD, Unemployment: Stressors Can Worsen Current Symptoms

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Sometimes, though, employees have to weight the pros and cons of telling employers that they have OCD before and after the hiring process.

On average, symptom reduction can occur within the first three months of proper treatment, so there is hope with therapy and medication.

Sources:

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Regional/Karachi/10-Oct-2009/Unemployment-can-cause-mental-disorders

http://www.healthyplace.com/depression/workplace/study-depression-from-job-loss-is-long-lasting/menu-id-68/

http://www.jstor.org/pss/20182115

http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2002-18400-002

http://ft.csa.com.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/ids70/resolver.php?sessid=hc0h4f291o4q84qedp54vut6t6&server=csaweb106v.csa.com&check=970443082c9a987a1e27a0f6df431443&db=psycarticles-set-c&key=OCP%2F7%2Focp_7_4_302&mode=pdf

“Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach” by David Barlow and Mark Durand

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Thank you for your recent post on unemployment and OCD. More than 2 million adult Americans suffer from OCD. In an effort to better understand this common disorder, Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute is conducting a study to examine possible genetic contributions to OCD. The study is sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health.

We are looking for individuals with OCD who would be interested in participating. Participation involves a 2-3 hour interview and a blood/saliva sample for DNA. We also ask that family members (parents or siblings) provide a blood/saliva sample for DNA. Individuals with OCD are compensated $75 for their interview and DNA sample, and family members receive $35 for their DNA sample. Study procedures can take place in the home or at our medical center.

If you would like to help us gain a deeper understanding of OCD, you may contact Columbia University research staff at 212-543-5364 or e-mail CUOCGAS@gmail.com. Confidentiality is assured.

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